Tips for getting rid of rust on metal

When we talk about metal, we always mean rust. We cannot always prevent rust from developing: on our work tools, on our bikes, etc. Nevertheless, it is quite possible to get rid of it. So here are some tips to help you get rid of rust on metal.


Lemon and salt

Lemon is an effective solution to fight against rust. With salt, it will be even more active. To do this, take a container and squeeze the lemon to make juice. Then add two to three tablespoons of salt to the juice. Once done, take a sponge and soak it in the lemon – salt solution. Then, rub the rusty metal with this sponge and leave to act for about thirty minutes. Finally, rinse it all out and let it air dry.

White vinegar and salt

Besides lemon, white vinegar is also known for its effectiveness against rust.So, to get rid of rust, pour a good amount of white vinegar into a container and add salt in an amount proportional to that of white vinegar. An effervescent reaction should occur. Take a sponge and soak it in the solution made. Rub the rust vigorously, afterwards, with the sponge. Rinse, then let dry.

Baking soda

Baking soda is also a great alternative for removing rust from metal. In order for baking soda to be fully effective, you need to make sure it forms a paste. To do this, you can either add water or add white vinegar. If you decide to use white vinegar, you will have a fairly effervescent mixture. Therefore, use a brush to spread the paste over the metal in question. Then leave it on for about fifteen minutes before rinsing and drying.

Onion and potato

You might be surprised, but onion and potato are effective grandma’s solutions for rust control. Take an onion or a potato and cut it in half. Then rub the rusty part of the metal with this portion of cut onion or potato. Rinse afterwards with clean water and allow to air dry. You will be amazed at the result!

So here are four effective solutions to get rid of rust on metal. Obviously, once the rust is completely removed, you need to take care to prevent it from happening again. For this, you can use varnish, anti-rust paint or an anti-corrosion product.